Friday, November 3, 2017

A Crazy Quilt Block for Studio e Fabrics


This summer, Pepper Cory called me and asked me to make a 16 1/2'' block for her.  The only rule was that I had to use the Peppered Cotton Fabrics  she designed for Studio e Fabrics. I l thought its sounded like a fun project and I loved the idea that there was only one rule, so I had the freedom to do what I wanted.

I think Pepper was surprised when I picked out all green fabrics, but it is a current design mode I am in right now.  I use solids for my fabrics and then I use contrasting threads so my stitches really pop.  If I am going to go to all the work of spending hours doing embroidery, I really want to be able to see them!

So here are the colors that I picked:


I was so pleased when they came and I got right to work with them making a fan block.


I chose pink threads so that they would contrast and show up really well on the fabric and it was so easy to embroider on it.


Here is a close up of the fabric.  I just loved the feel of it!



I was honored to be asked to work on this project and here is a list of the other designers that participated in the projects.

They are from:
Sue Pelland Designs; http://suepellanddesigns.com/
Janice Pope of Anything But Boring Designs http://anythingbutboring.com/
Valerie Bothell; www.valeriebothell.com
Robin Koehler; http://nestlingsbyrobin.com
Barbara Black; http://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com/
Kelly Ashton; Kellyquilter.com
Susan Marth; http://www.suznquilts.com/
Kathy Delaney Quilter; http://kathydelaney.com/
Bonnie K Hunter; http://quiltville.com
Gyleen X. Fitzgerald; https://www.colourfulstitches.com/
Pepper Cory; http://www.peppercory.com/


Have a great day!






Saturday, July 8, 2017

Hello there!

Hi there!

It has been awhile since I have done a blog post, but it doesn't mean I haven't been stitching!  For the past 2 1/2 years, I have been working on a large project that turned into a book!  I began a Face Book group called Joyful Embellishments to encourage everyone to stitch daily.  Sometimes when I am working on a large project, it seems overwhelming, but I found that if you make a daily stitching goal for yourself the project becomes manageable, at least in my experience!

After I started the Face Book group (which you may join at anytime!), I decided that I wanted to start a crazy quilt where every stitch on it was different, not one seam would be the same.  I decided on a goal of 250 different seams but as that goal came to an end, I pieced more blocks and I ended up with over 500 different seam treatments on my crazy quilt.  It was so much fun to challenge myself as I did one or two seams a day.  I am so pleased that what started out as a personal challenge, became a book and I hope that it will encourage you to do some daily stitching also!





Have a great day!